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Table 2 Basic Requirements for HPS identified by t-test

From: Effective health promoting school for better health of children and adolescents: indicators for success

Element Mean ± S.E. in Baseline n = 104 Mean ± S.E. in Award n = 54 Mean score difference
Healthy School Policies
1.4 Related personnel were consulted in the drawing up, implementing and monitoring the school health policies 0.34 ± 0.01 0.61 ± 0.02 ↑0.27
School’s Physical Environment
4.1 School has a system in place to ensure that all food sold or served in school promote healthy eating 0.51 ± 0.02 0.69 ± 0.02 ↑0.18
School’s Social Environment
3.2 School has a system in place to look after students and staff with emotional needs and/or unexpected traumatic life events 0.45 ± 0.02 0.74 ± 0.02 ↑0.29
Action Competencies for Healthy Living
4.3 School provides health-related information and resources for family members and the community 0.40 ± 0.02 0.78 ± 0.03 ↑0.37
2.1 School uses a variety of innovative and student-orientated strategies and formats when implementing health education and promotion activities 0.48 ± 0.02 0.84 ± 0.02 ↑0.35
1.1 School adopts a systematic approach to conduct health education 0.60 ± 0.01 0.88 ± 0.01 ↑0.28
Community Links
3.4 School supports staff to participate in various exchange activities in health education 0.25 ± 0.03 0.63 ± 0.03 ↑0.38
3.2 School links with community bodies and works with them to promote community health education activities 0.51 ± 0.02 0.85 ± 0.02 ↑0.34
1.2 School consults parents for recommendations on Healthy School development & encourages their active participation in the joint discussion on the formulation and review of Healthy School policies 0.26 ± 0.01 0.53 ± 0.02 ↑0.27
School Health Care and Promotion Services
6.1 School actively promotes occupational health and support related training 0.50 ± 0.02 0.79 ± 0.03 ↑0.28
1.2 School encourages students to be immunised against appropriate infectious disease and their immunization status should be properly documented and followed up. 0.40 ± 0.03 0.64 ± 0.03 ↑0.25
2.1 School encourages students to have health screening at least once a year with a monitoring system in place 0.62 ± 0.03 0.82 ± 0.03 ↑0.20
  1. p-value < 0.05